Grantmaking Foundations

Grantmaking Foundations

Overview

The 12,000 grantmaking foundations in the US award grants from trust funds to support charitable activities. Top areas of focus for giving include healthcare, education, human services, public affairs, arts and culture, environmental causes and animals, and international affairs.

Market Risk

Fluctuations in interest rates, corporate earnings, and global financial markets can create a challenging investment environment for foundations.

Public Scrutiny

Grantmaking foundations, particularly public foundations, face scrutiny from the public to provide transparency.